lecture 3.9.09 - Logic of the authors with the actual...

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Logic of the authors with the actual texts **must be evidence that you have read the text** Sociology place individuals in their social contexts – life chances enabled by social structure (rules, patterns that underlie the way we behave/act, have effects) Structures can be physical and intangible Mills- sociological imagination to place him/herself in social context – classic statement about the effect of social structure – becoming aware of social structure Structure as a whole and essential components – race, class, gender What variety of men and women prevail in this society – what are our values, what we fear Biography with history – enable you to understand important distinction between personal troubles and public issues How do we understand people’s life chances , level of inequality in society, the difference between the top and the bottom Society with no upward mobility = fatalistic society with little hope Ideology and objective reality – complicated relationship
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